The SMM band is brought to St. Margaret Mary School by the Music in Catholic School (MCS) program.
Information about joining the band will be posted in the Monday Memo. Students in grades 5-8 are invited to participate. Instrument rental is available and explained at information sessions.
Band instructors are available help with instrument selection if children are uncertain about which instrument to try. Parents are invited to schedule an appointment at the MCS office and find more information on the Archdiocese of Omaha website.
American Heritage Girls
There are several grade level Boy Scout organization groups available for SMM students.
Meetings and activities meet monthly with leaders providing specific information in the Monday Memo on Sycamore. More information about the overall organization can be found on the boy scouts website http://www.scouting.org
Children's singing voices float from the choir loft during weekly all-school Masses.
Sunday Children's Choir opportunities are announced in the Monday Memo and the Parish bulletin approximately six weeks prior to Christmas and Easter Masses. Children who wish to participate in the program need no prior experience but must attend choir practice to prepare for their Choir experience.
Several grades from K-8 have a troop which welcomes all girls to participate. Meetings and activities are held monthly both on and off-campus. Grade level troop leaders provide meeting information in the Monday Memo on Sycamore. More information about the overall organization can be found on the Girl Scout website.
These 8th graders created a Peace Pole for installation in the Monarch Meadow.
6th through 8th-grade students participate in a variety of mathematics preparations weekly after school and attend competitions throughout the school year.
The list of competitions includes the Omaha Archdiocese, Duchesne Academy, Creighton Prep, and Central high school. Junior high math teacher, Miss Kaven, leads the math students through their training and competition.
SMM Robotics Club competes in the VEX and CREATE divisions. The club is a year-long extra-curricular activity designed to promote STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) learning and positive team dynamics.
The CREATE teams compete in area competitions on Saturdays beginning in November and lasting until February. If the teams qualify for Nationals the season will extend into March and April.
Teams are made up of four or five students per team.
STAC (St. Thomas Aquainas Club)
St. Thomas Aquinas Club (STAC), is a quiz bowl team program for 5th-8th graders. Students meet after school to practice educational trivia questions covering a variety of topics including geography, history, and science.
This leadership opportunity is available to junior high students.
Students are nominated, campaign, and after an election, candidates with the most votes are announced.
Each fall, the Student Council is inducted into their positions during an all-school Mass. Student Council members plan, direct, and lead classmates through select activities and programs.
The SMM Student Council helps to organize the yearly Pumpkin Contest and Thanksgiving Food Drive to benefit the Heart Ministry, they lead the all-school Advent services are involved in other events.
Junior High Student Council members serve as school ambassadors at the annual Dundee Day community event.